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Excitement building...

Post by MrParkson » Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:52 pm

Time is getting nearer, call from dealer yesterday with a not set in stone delivery date of 10th March.
First Edition T5 crystal white, lava Orange on 20". Latest car reviews are confirming I have made the right choice!
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Re: Excitement building...

Post by Boomer » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:43 pm

MrParkson wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:52 pm
Time is getting nearer, call from dealer yesterday with a not set in stone delivery date of 10th March.
First Edition T5 crystal white, lava Orange on 20". Latest car reviews are confirming I have made the right choice!
Congrats on your new vehicle.

Just out of interest when did your order go in? Be interested in what lead times are looking like.
XC40 FE [MY18] | T5 AWD Auto | Crystal White | 20" | Lava | Apr 18


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Re: Excitement building...

Post by jim4244 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:54 pm

We ordered on 5th January and have an unconfirmed delivery during the second week of March.

Really looking forward to seeing and driving one!

Jim


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Re: Excitement building...

Post by MrParkson » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:05 pm

Our order was placed towards the end of November, interestingly one of the sales chaps actually placed an order very early on which was going to be used by one the managers better half, they gave that build slot to me as apparently customers take priority!

It looks like our cars are likely making the first shipment of customer cars to the UK from what I gather!
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Re: Excitement building...

Post by Boomer » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:38 pm

Ummm.... our order was early December and being told late March/Early April delivery. Either expectation management or I’ve got a less pushy dealer in securing a slot!
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Re: Excitement building...

Post by MrParkson » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:10 pm

Interesting... I'd normally say perhaps the spec has something to do with build slots, but there's really not much to change here! It's a shame there's no way of tracking individual builds, I believe it was possible to do so in the past!
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Re: Excitement building...

Post by Alistair72 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:08 am

Ordered T5 First Edition on 20th Jan. Been told build in late Feb and delivery mid March. I think that dealers were allocated build slots in anticipation of demand.


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Re: Excitement building...

Post by jim4244 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:19 am

The first batch that will arrive in the U.K. are all First Edition spec, is I guess that each dealer has a certain number allocated to them and 5hat they simply work down the list using first come, first served.

It is in Volvos interest to get the XC40 out on the roads ASAP. No better advertisement for a car than seeing one in the flesh driven by a happy owner!

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Re: Excitement building...

Post by jim4244 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:21 am

Mrs Jim’s Car is “build week 7”, so third week of February.

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Re: Excitement building...

Post by Boomer » Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:53 am

MrParkson wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:10 pm
It's a shame there's no way of tracking individual builds, I believe it was possible to do so in the past!
I'd seen that too, but understand that it was a bit flakey at the best. Some people reporting that the first update happened weeks after they had actually received the vehicle. If you sign into Volvo ID you'll see a notice that this tracking feature has been pulled and is being "redeveloped".
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